12th February 2018
Defra’s New Litter Dashboard To Inform Future Policy

Defra’s New Litter Dashboard To Inform Future Policy

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has published its “litter dashboard”, which aims to use established figures on littering in England to form a baseline to determine future policy development.   The dashboard explains the government’s approach … Continue reading

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1st February 2018
EAC Launches Inquiry Into Government’s 25-Year Environment Plan

EAC Launches Inquiry Into Government’s 25-Year Environment Plan

The Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) has launched a short inquiry into the Government’s 25-Year Plan for the Environment. The Government published its long-awaited 25-Year Environment Plan, in January, which, among its measures, vows to eliminate “avoidable plastic waste” by 2042. … Continue reading

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25th January 2018
Is The UK Opposing New EU Recycling Targets?

Is The UK Opposing New EU Recycling Targets?

The UK is opposing recently proposed EU recycling targets in Brussels, according to claims by Greenpeace. Leaked notes from an EU delegation – seen by Greenpeace’s news site Unearthed – claim to reveal UK officials said the country will be “unable to … Continue reading

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22nd January 2018
Lords Urge Government For Clarity On Waste Policy Post-Brexit

Lords Urge Government For Clarity On Waste Policy Post-Brexit

The House of Lords EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee have urged the Government to provide clarity on its vision for the UK’s future waste policy, in a letter to the Environment Minister. The UK currently exports millions of tonnes of … Continue reading

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16th January 2018
EAC Launches Enquiry Into Chinese Waste Import Ban

EAC Launches Enquiry Into Chinese Waste Import Ban

The Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) is seeking written evidence submissions to support a one-off evidence session into the impact of the recent Chinese ban on imported plastic and paper waste. On 1 January 2018, China’s ban on the import of … Continue reading

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15th January 2018
Defra Announces New Steps To Tackle Illegal Waste & Fly-Tipping

Defra Announces New Steps To Tackle Illegal Waste & Fly-Tipping

Defra has announced new steps to tackle “problem” waste sites and opened a consultation that aims to help deal with crime and “poor performance” in the waste sector. New powers to tackle the serious problem of waste crime will be granted, … Continue reading

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11th January 2018
25-Year Environment Plan: What We Know So Far

25-Year Environment Plan: What We Know So Far

Prime Minister Theresa May will give a speech today (11 January) that will pledge to eliminate “avoidable plastic waste” by 2042 as part of the government’s 25-year environment plan. According to reports, the plan, which was due to be published … Continue reading

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10th January 2018
Consistency At Defra “Welcomed” Amid Cabinet Reshuffle

Consistency At Defra “Welcomed” Amid Cabinet Reshuffle

SUEZ recycling and recovery UK has welcomed the “consistency of leadership at Defra” amid Theresa May’s cabinet reshuffle this week. The Prime Minister completed her new year’s reshuffle this week, leaving the current leadership at the Department for Environment, Food … Continue reading

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